Victory for the Islington Free School strikers.
P.Murry Secretary GPTU
Green Left, the eco-socialist group within the Green Party, sends a message of solidarity and support to teachers striking for union recognition at Stem 6. Social justice demands that workers have the right to organise in the workplace and recognition by employers in order to negotiate to protect and enhance working conditions.
We applaud your courageous collective refusal to obey the instruction to attend 1:1 interviews with the principal of the college, chair of governors and the chief executive of the sponsor.
We note the importance of your struggle as the first to take place in a free school when such schools are actively undermining hard won conditions of service including sick pay, maternity pay and pay progression.
Martin Francis PP Green Left
Myself and Ernestas- teacher and fellow target ward candidate in Islington will be attending the picket.(details at http://antiacademies.org.uk/2014/01/free-school-teachers-to-strike-at-stem-6-in-islington/)
Any other Greens interested- get in touch.
07808 932 618
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